Formula VIII conferences, as previous Formula conferences, aims at advancing our knowledge, sharing ideas and working together in the field of product formulation. This is a very wide field, highly multidisciplinary, with much interest from both academia and industry, considering that advances produce a great impact in daily life. Formula VIII conference will cover all aspects in Formulation Sciences and Technologies, from the most fundamental and theoretical to the most applied aspects. The headline of the conference “Formulate your innovation. Innovate your formulation” intends to stress that scientific discoveries and technical innovation are the driving forces to offer breaking new products to the market, satisfying continuously evolving customer needs.
The first Formula Conferences were created and organized by the French Chemical Society (SCF). Later, Formula Conferences expanded and become larger events, thanks to the incorporation of various European Societies, namely the British Formulation Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FSTG/RSC), the German Society of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA, Germany), Scandinavia Chemical Societies (SP Chemistry) and the Spanish Group of Colloids and Interfaces of the Royal Societies of Chemistry and Physics (GECI/RSEQ-RSEF). Moreover, several companies (AKZO-NOBEL, BASF, BAYER and EVONIK also joined the organization, ensuring a truly and deep dialogue between Industry and Academia.
The Formula VIII Conference will be celebrated in Barcelona, 4-7th July 2016, following the past conference in Mulhouse (France) in 2013. Conference talks, together with poster sessions, will cover all fields in formulation science and technology and will provide cutting edge new aspects.
The main institutions that support Formula VIII are the Catalan Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC), the University of Barcelona and the Spanish Committee of Detergency, Surfactants and Related Products (CED).
Two other events are integrated in the organization and programme of Formula VIII: the 46th Symposium of the CED, and Nanoformulation 2016. Members of the organizing committees of these events are integrated in the committees of Formula VIII in order to achieve a most powerful event.
All participants will be welcome, wishing that their contributions and helpful discussions will greatly enrich the conference. Please take a look at his website, and consider the submission of an abstract and the registration to the event. We are very pleased to welcome you to Barcelona.
Jordi Esquena, chairman of Formula VIII
The Comité Español de la Detergencia, Tensioactivos y Afines (CED), was founded the 1957.
It is an independent entity constituted by National associations and enterprises related to the detergency, cosmetics, and detergent raw material industry.
One of its objectives is to organize an annual meeting done since 1970, we are proud it is the oldest held annually and uninterrupted in Europe.
We are happy to collaborate with the prestigious Formula and Nanoformulation for our 46th Congress that symbiosis for the 2016 that will give us a new impulse for future meetings.
We welcome all the participants and invite you to visit Barcelona, Catalunya and Spain and to take your time to relax and enjoy it with all your senses!
Olga Sanahuja, President of CED
Nanotechnology provides fascinating new solutions for formulation problems. But also creates new challenges, which do not show up at the macro- or micro-scale. The NanoFormulation-session will provide actual insights into this still new and growing field with application examples from physics, chemistry, chemical engineering and pharmaceutical technology.
The NanoFormulation conference series started as part of the international events under an EU funded program called InForm (Integrating Nanomaterials in Formulations). InForm was an EU coordination action funded by FP7 involving 17 world-leading institutions which brought together formulation scientists from Europe, USA and Asia-Pacific involved in the formulation of nanomaterials. Starting as a yearly event, and now as a biannual event, NanoFormulation conferences have been held in different locations in Europe and Asia: 2010, in Stockholm; 2011 in Singapore; 2012 in Barcelona; and 2014 in Manchester. The NanoFormulation conference series has created a multidisciplinary community, building bridges between scientists developing novel nanostructured materials and formulators aiming to create new products in a variety of areas, from healthcare to energy.
The organizing institutions are bringing NanoFormulation2016 as part of Formula VIII, which will take place in Barcelona between the 4-7th July 2016. We are delighted to invite formulators and scientists developing novel nanostructured materials to participate in this meeting and strengthen our community.
Flor Siperstein, coordinator of Nanoformulation 2016